Huguenots barely settled before being slaughtered

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2150715" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Fort Caroline, Florida, 1564[/caption] The first French settlement in present-day United States was Fort Caroline on the banks of the St. John's River in more…

Supreme Court to rehear affirmative-action case

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear next term a major affirmative action case concerning a program at a public university that takes race into consideration as more…

'I would rather be right than president'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2148885" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Henry Clay[/caption] "I would rather be right than president," answered Henry Clay, when told his abolitionist position would cost him the election. Henry Clay more…

City 'fixes' grades for failing students

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NYPOST) — How do you fix a failing high school? Change the grades. Under pressure to boost student achievement, the state-designated “out of time” Automotive HS in Greenpoint, more…

'Love of power, love of money' leads to tyranny

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_1904265" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Benjamin Franklin[/caption] The Constitutional Convention was in a deadlock over how large and small states could be represented equally. Some delegates left. Then, on more…

'Self-pity is our worst enemy'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2144865" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Helen Keller[/caption] Helen Keller was born June 27, 1880. At the age of two she suffered an illness that left her blind and deaf. more…

Report vindicates scientist hounded for 'sexism'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Independent) A leaked European Commission report has supported Sir Tim Smith’s claims that apparently sexist comments about the "trouble with girls in science" were meant as a more…

Prof threatens failing grade for Bible references

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Campus Reform) Wisconsin college student Rachel Langeberg claims she was advised to remove them and threatened by her professor with a failing grade after she included references to more…